We’re told that mindfulness means living in the moment and truly taking in every experience—but how do we achieve mindfulness? Barb Schmidt, spiritual mentor, philanthropist and author of the bestselling book, The Practice (HCI, 2014), knows what it means to be happy. For many years, Schmidt fell into the trap that “happiness” meant having money, power and possessions. It wasn’t until she dealt with her eating disorder and learned to live mindfully that she found true happiness in life. For more on how she achieved this and tips on practicing mindfulness, read her story at NextAvenue.